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First chives

We ate our first chives from the garden this week. (Still need to clear some of the old leaves off the beds.) And the rhubarb is coming up. Looks a little bulbous at this stage, but soon the leaves will unfurl and it will be more recognizable. Last year I had no idea what it … Continue reading

Witches whiskers

This pale green and hairy clump of lichen was sitting under the big tree outside the kitchen. I’d never seen it before but Matt quickly identified it online as Usnea florida. It is part of a group of lichens that have been used for at least 1000 years for their medicinal properties. This one is … Continue reading